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How to make the text larger in Google Chrome for macOS 11 Big Sur

How to make the text larger in Google Chrome for macOS 11 Big Sur

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Using keyboard shortcuts to make text larger in Google Chrome
Using the Zoom tool in the Chrome menu to make text larger
How to set a custom default zoom level in Google Chrome
How to increase the default text size in Google Chrome

Using keyboard shortcuts to make text larger in Google Chrome

Press Ctrl and (plus) to zoom in
Press Ctrl and (minus) to zoom out
Press Ctrl and 0 (zero) to return to the default size

Using the Zoom tool in the Chrome menu to make text larger

  1. Select the Menu button in the top-right of the Chrome web browser.
  2. In the Zoom section, select the + (plus) button to increase the size of text and images. Select the (minus) button to decrease the size of text and images.
  3. To hide the menu, press the Esc key on your keyboard.
  4. To reset text and images to the default size, select the magnifying glass icon in the address bar of your web browser, then select Reset.

How to set a custom default zoom level in Google Chrome

You can customise the default zoom level used by the Google Chrome browser. This way, text and images will always appear larger whenever you use the browser. To do so:

  1. Select the Menu button in the top-right of the Chrome web browser.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. The Google Chrome settings page will now appear.
  4. In the search box at the top of the settings page, type “page zoom”.
  5. On the search results page, select the drop-down menu for Page zoom and choose a new default zoom level.

How to increase the default text size in Google Chrome

You can specify default font sizes so that text is always larger whenever you use the Google Chrome browser. Note: Some websites don’t allow you to change the font size so these settings may not work on every website you visit.

  1. Select the Menu button in the top-right of the Chrome web browser.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. The Google Chrome settings page will now appear.
  4. In the search box at the top of the settings page, type “font size”.
  5. Under the Appearance options, select the drop-down menu for Font size and choose a new setting.
  6. If you’d like to make further font size adjustments, select Customise fonts.
  7. On the Customise fonts page you can change:
    • Font size – this is the base size used by websites that specify font sizes as percentages.
    • Minimum font size – make all text appear at least this size.

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: February-27-2020

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